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Sprint, Nextel to Close Merger on Friday

Sprint Corp. and Nextel Communications Inc. said today they will close their proposed merger on Friday. The companies have received all regulatory and shareholder approvals for the $35 billion deal. The combined company, called Sprint Nextel, will start trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Monday, Aug. 15, under the ticker symbol S.

FCC: Sprint and Nextel Okay to Merge

The FCC today approved the proposed merger between Sprint Corp. and Nextel Communications Inc. Sprint says the companies now have completed all required regulatory transactions and soon will wrap up the merger. The deal creates the No. 3 wireless company in the United States. The combined company stock will trade on the New York Stock […]

Shareholders Give Thumbs-Up to Sprint-Nextel Merger

Sprint Corp. and Nextel Communications Inc. shareholders have given the companies the go-ahead to merge into the new Sprint Nextel Corp.Sprint made the announcement yesterday at its annual shareholders meeting. The deal is worth an estimated $35 billion.The merger will form the No. 3 wireless company in the United States. The Associated Press also reported […]

VoX Launches Service in Six More Markets

VoX Communications has launched its VoIP service in six more metro markets. The wholly owned subsidiary of New York-based eLec Communications Corp. today said it now serves Atlanta, Denver, metro New York, Orlando and southeastern Florida. VoX offers calling plans that include unlimited local and long-distance calling in North America for a flat, monthly rate. […]

New York Regulators Find MCI-Verizon Merger Troubling

New York regulators have tentatively concluded the pending merger of MCI Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. would increase the market power of the two carriers, resulting in less competition and potential harm for consumers. In a white paper released this week, the New York State Public Service Commission recommended remedies to prevent harmful effects of […]

Intrado Deploys VoIP E911 in New York City

Service bureau Intrado Inc. said today it has deployed new infrastructure throughout New York City so VoIP service providers there can provide E911 service for their subscribers. Intrado says New York City is the starting point for a nationwide rollout of its FCC-compliant VoIP E911 solution.Intrados technology, V9-1-1 Mobility Service, lets VoIP operators route their […]

Yipes Extends Agreement with Switch and Data

Switch and Data says Yipes Enterprise Services Inc., which provides managed Ethernet services to enterprises, has signed an agreement to extend its relationship with the company. Yipes Gigabit Ethernet services let users run CRP, ERM, storage backup, disaster recovery and VoIP applications across a metropolitan area or globally, with a LAN. Switch and Data provides […]

Verizon To Give VoIP Providers Access to E911

Verizon Communications Inc. announced today it will give VoIP service providers and their vendors the ability to use Verizons Enhanced 911 emergency calling system to connect VoIP customer 911 calls to public-safety answering points (PSAPs), the company said in a statement. Details of how such a service would work were sketchy, but a Verizon press […]

Digizip Offering Local Service, IP PBX in New York

Digizip Inc. (Booth 504) now is offering local phone service in the state of New York and an IP PBX system by Artisoft tailored for small and medium businesses with 5 to 70 lines. The IP PBX provides desktop notification of new voice messages and allows users to work with voice messages and call recordings. […]

Globix and NEON Communications Merge

Globix Corp., a public company providing managed applications and hosted services to businesses, on Tuesday announced completing the acquisition of NEON Communications Inc. Westborough, Mass.-based NEON provides optical networking to carriers and large enterprise customers in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions. The new company has approximately 1,500 customers and generated combined revenue last year of […]

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